Washington and Lee alumnus Richard M. Kyle, of the Class of 2007, a third-year student in the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, has been named a Robert Bosch Foundation Fellow for 2011-12. In that capacity, Richard will intensively study German as well as attend seminars with key German and European decision makers. He was one of 20 fellows chosen nationwide from among more than 600 applicants.
Richard, the subject of a recent Newsmaker profile in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, majored in German language and European history at W&L and received a Fulbright Teaching Assistantship to teach English in Germany during the 2007-2008 school year. At Pitt, Richard has assisted law professor Ronald Brand, the founding director of the Center for International Legal Education and the Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg University Chair, in training law students from Bahrain, Egypt and Qatar for the 2011 Vis Arbitration Moot, traveling to Qatar, Bahrain and Austria in a project for the Commercial Law Development Program of the U.S. Department of Commerce. Richard was a member of the Vis Arbitration Moot team in 2010 and has also received a Pitt European Studies Center Foreign Language Area Studies Fellowship.
According to the Tribune-Review profile, Richard plans to work in commercial legal reform and international dispute resolution in the German government and in a large German law firm.
Through the Bosch Fellowship Program, the Robert Bosch Stiftung (Foundation) contributes to the long-term stabilization and growth of German-American relations. It hopes that the American participants will foster their personal commitment to the common goal of greater transatlantic understanding.